Articles tagged 'chiyangwa'

Kamambo dethrones Philip Chiyangwa 17 December 2018 HARARE – Local football was ushered into a new era yesterday after Felton Kamambo was elected Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president after beating the incumbent Philip Chiyangwa.  It was a tightly-contested race though as Kamambo posted 35 against Chiyangwa's 24 votes. According to ...
Zifa elections: Chiyangwa to run unopposed 3 November 2018 HARARE - In an unusual and surprising development, the Zifa Electoral Committee yesterday revealed that there were no challengers for Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa and his deputy Omega Sibanda. The Zifa board elections are set to be held in the capital on December 1 but in a perplexing devel...
More plaudits for Warriors 12 June 2018 HARARE - The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) is the latest body to congratulate the Warriors after they came back from a goal down to beat Zambia 4-2 after extra-time in the Cosafa Cup final at the weekend. The Warriors are now the record holders of the regional title since Saturday's v...
Dube demands $918k from Zifa 21 April 2018   HARARE - Former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Cuthbert Dube, has written requesting an urgent refund of $918 049,30 he advanced to the local football mother body during his reign that coincided with the government of national unity era. In his letter to Zifa chief executi...
Warriors get Cosafa bye 20 April 2018   HARARE - Defending champions Zimbabwe have been handed a bye during the draw for the 2018 Cosafa Castle Cup held at Safa House in Johannesburg, South Africa on Wednesday. The Warriors, who won the tournament last year after beating Zambia 3-1 in the final, will start the tournament in the...
Hooligans hijack Mighty Warriors solidarity walk 14 April 2018 HARARE - A solidarity march organised in support of  Zimbabwe senior women's soccer team, the Might Warriors degenerated into chaos when thugs suspected to be sympathetic to Zifa gate-crashed and disrupted the event in support of the national football governing body. Dubbed: Walk Against Women...
Zifa bans ex-presidents 14 April 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) yesterday banned ex-presidents Trevor Carelse- Juul and Rafiq Khan, ex-deputy president Vincent Pamire and former board member Eusebio Maseko from all football activities. The ban follows a meeting held by Carelse-Juul and company in Harare on ...
'Kasinauyo was hounded to death' 2 April 2018 HARARE - Former Zifa board member Felton Kamambo has sensationally claimed that the late ex-board member Edzai Kasinauyo was hounded to death by the presidium for his firm stance on upholding the association's constitution. This was the opposite with the leadership of Zifa under president Phil...
Blow for Philip Chiyangwa 29 March 2018 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa has been dealt a massive blow over the protracted dispute over the current Zifa board term of office after one of his board members Pirainashe Mabhena stepped down from his position with immediate effect yesterday. Chiyangwa and his executive were voted...
Zifa electoral committee is revealed 21 February 2018 HARARE - All eyes will be on the Zifa electoral committee appointed at last weekend's Annual General Meeting (AGM) to map the association's election roadmap. The Zifa assembly agreed to set up an electoral committee made up of prominent lawyers which the Daily News understands are Sarah Chamba...
Ball in Fifa's court 21 February 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) assembly yesterday agreed to set up an electoral committee at yesterday's AGM and are now waiting for guidance from Fifa regarding the contentious timeframe for the polls. Councillors appointed an eight-member electoral committee which is under...
Spotlight now on Zifa councillors 6 February 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) councillors have been urged to put the game first ahead of selfish interests as they approach this month's crucial Annual General Meeting (AGM). Zifa failed to hold an AGM last year which was supposed to have put in place an electoral committee to ...
Pressure mounts on Chiyangwa 3 February 2018 HARARE – Football stakeholders are circling around troubled Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) vowing to challenge the legitimacy of the Philip Chiyangwa-led administration in court if elections fail to take place by March 29, 2018. This comes as Zifa has allegedly made overtures to world go...
Crucial Zifa indaba off 20 January 2018 HARARE - As predicted by the Daily News, the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) which was scheduled for today has now been officially cancelled. The EGM had been called by some Zifa councillors who had hoped to settle the issue regarding the 2011 Zifa audi...
Zifa gets behind 'Captain Fiasco' 21 December 2017 HARARE - The Zifa chairpersons from all the 10 provinces yesterday endorsed the incumbent association's president Philip Chiyangwa as their candidate for next year's elections. Zifa is expected to hold an elective annual general meeting before March 31 next year and the chairpersons vowed to v...
Chiyangwa is panicking - Vanganayi 21 December 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa is desperate and trying to find a scapegoat for failing to deliver on his election promises, according to one of the ex-employees implicated in the latest financial scandal to rock local football. The association is currently embroiled in a nasty showdo...
I had to act - Chiyangwa 13 September 2017 HARARE - Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa says he stands by the decision made by the referees' committee which he chairs to rescind the red card given to Dynamos forward Christian Ntouba on Sunday. Ntouba was shown his marching orders by referee Arnold Ncube for head-butting Bosso defender Pete...
PSL, Zifa set for collision 13 September 2017 HARARE – The Premier Soccer League (PSL) and the Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) could be headed for a collision course over the decision to nullify the red card to Dynamos striker Christian Ntouba. The Cameroonian was handed a straight red card after head-butting Highlanders defender Pet...
Let fair play prevail 13 September 2017 HARARE - I know Philip Chiyangwa as a respectable businessman-cum-politician. His decision to become the next Zifa president about three years ago not only shocked me but also those who passionately follow Zimbabwean football. I wrote an article in the Daily News of 14 November 2015 expressing...
Fans speak on Ntouba saga 13 September 2017 HARARE - A huge debate has been sparked off in local football after Zifa on Monday rescinded the red card shown to Dynamos striker Christian Ntouba during Sunday's match against Highlanders at Rufaro Stadium. Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa and his referees' committee quickly convened a meetin...
Beenie Man roped in as 'Apa Hauna Cash' brand ambassador 29 August 2017 HARARE - Jamaican reggae dancehall superstar Beenie Man has been roped in to lend his star power to Philip Chiyangwa's Apa Hauna Cash brand — his first association with a Zimbabwean fashion brand. The Native Investments Africa Group (Niag) founder introduced the 44-year-old singer and dancehal...
Zifa House is haunted, dirty - Chiyangwa 28 June 2017 HARARE - Zifa's headquarters at 53 Livingstone Avenue in Harare is “haunted and dirty” and the association secretariat will never go back there according to its president Philip Chiyangwa. The property known as Zifa House has been under lock and key since last year with the association fearing...
Hayatou must go, retire peacefully 20 May 2017 JOHANNESBURG - In most elections, especially in Africa, losers have a tendency of always crying foul alleging all sorts of transgressions from voter buying to rigging the process. Even in an election which is normally presided over by international observers and where there are irrefutable evi...
Chiyangwa rescues CAPS United 19 May 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) president Philip Chiyangwa has jumped to the rescue of defending league champions CAPS United in their bid to have their scheduled match against Chicken Inn on Sunday postponed. Chiyangwa last night told the Daily News that he had instructed the Pr...
Cosafa Cup celebrates 20th edition 18 May 2017 HARARE - The Cosafa Castle Cup will be celebrating its 20th anniversary when the tournament is held in South Africa's North West province from June 25 to July 9. Just like in the previous two editions, Zimbabwe will have to start the tournament in the preliminary stages after the Warriors were...